This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, and it was reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and those insane cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But both porn and cult propaganda get dull rather quickly. And when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Shakespeare Reference in Lust For Life
Irving Stone’s biographical novel about Vincent Van Gogh,
Lust For Life, contains a Shakespeare
reference. Stone writes, “Theo sent him a one-volume edition of Shakespeare; he
read ‘Richard II,’ ‘Henry IV,’ and ‘Henry V,’ projecting his mind to other days
and other places” (p. 446).
Lust For Life was originally published in 1934. The edition I read was published in 1984.